Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS provides timely and reliable pricing information for ethylene propylene diene monomer (EDPM), enabling buyers, traders and sellers to make strategic business decisions, maximising revenue and profit.
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The ICIS Asia Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) price report gives buyers, sellers and traders access to unbiased price assessments for Asia, including China and India, which are the key markets driving price movements in the region. You can use this weekly pricing information as a benchmark for your transactions.
Insights into the various factors influencing price enable you to build a view of where the market is heading and anticipate the best time to buy and sell EPDM.
Information covered in the report includes:Weekly EPDM assessed price quotes – CIF China, CFR Southeast Asia and CFR India for the medium ENB grade
- Weekly overview and outlook of the overall Asian EPDM market
- Related industry news updates
- Analysis of the various EPDM price and market drivers in Asia
- Market news, updates and commentary on the key Asian markets
- Price and market commentary on other key EPDM grades (except medium ENB)
- Feedstock (Ethylene and Propylene) price and market updates in Asia
- Production news in Asia - including plant capacity, shutdowns and maintenance plans
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Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer: Market overview
Updated to Q4 2014
Demand for ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is expected to remain soft in the fourth quarter of 2014 because of abundant supply, poor demand and weak macroeconomic conditions.
Although the US economy has picked up, a weak European economy and slowing Chinese economy had weighed on demand.
China is the world’s second largest economy and the world’s biggest car market.
EPDM supply is also expected to lengthen in the fourth quarter in Asia, as new EPDM plants in China are expected to start up at the end of this year.
Falling feedstock ethylene and propylene costs had also exerted downward pressure on prices, prompting some EPDM makers to lower their offers in October, in a bid to attract buying interest.
Traders and distributors have adopted a cautious stance, amid concerns over the uncertain global market outlook and geopolitical tensions in Iraq, Syria and the Ukraine.
EPDM is used in a wide range of applications including gaskets and window seals in the automotive industry and roofing membrane, as well as electrical insulation material in the construction industry.
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About Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer
Ethylene Propylene (EP) elastomer is the third largest synthetic rubber market after styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) and polybutadiene rubber (PBR). Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), a key type of EP elastomer, has excellent resistance to ozone and heat, and good resistance to alkalis, acids, and oxygenated solvents. Asia is the largest and fastest growing market, representing about 43% of global demand.
EPDM is used in a wide range of applications including gaskets and window seals in the automotive industry and roofing membrane and insulation material in the construction industry.